December 11, 2012
Writer: Marc Stevens
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 1,909 graduates at Brigham Young University-Idaho's fall commencement on Friday, December 14. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.
This will be BYU-Idaho's largest graduation to date. The university will award 709 associate degrees and 1,228 bachelor's degrees. Of the graduates, 1,156 are females and 753 are males. About 45 percent have served as missionaries for the Church.
Sister Wixom was sustained as the 12th general president of the Primary in April 2010. She was raised in Salt Lake City and attended Utah State University, where she graduated in elementary education. She and her husband, B. Jackson Wixom, are the parents of six children and have eight grandchildren. She has served on the Primary general board, the Young Women general board, and with her husband as he served as president of the Washington D.C. South Mission.
Accompanying Sister Wixom at BYU-Idaho's fall commencement will be Roger G. Christensen, assistant to the commissioner of the Church Educational System.